Student Initiatives and Support

We support MIT students in ethical reflection, inquiry and action. As part of our mission, we offer mentoring, logistical support and financial backing to new student initiatives that will make a difference in the world. In the 1970s and 80s, Radius stood with student activists against nuclear weapons and apartheid. More recently, we joined student efforts to call for integrity in fundraising. Today, students are getting MIT engaged with increasing the visibility and representation of indigenous scientists and engineers.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking professional, personal, logistical, or financial support for programs -- or who are interested in building community with peers with similar interests -- are encouraged to contact Nicholas at

Student Initiatives 2022-23

In the 2022-2023 academic year, Radius partnered with the Sustainability Group of the Undergraduate Association, Divest MIT, The Graduate Program in Science Journalism, the Knight Science Journalism Fellows, the Addir Interfaith Dialogue Fellows, the Interfraternity Council, The Planetary Health Alliance, the Native American Student Association, and the American Indian Society of Engineers and Scientists. Much of our current programming is student-driven: for instance, Radius is sponsoring a 2023-2024 discussion series in collaboration with the Planetary Health Alliance and other campus partners. This collaboration was envisioned and coordinated by one of our students.